Three letters — UKL. They probably don’t mean much to you. No, it’s not UK Leaving, but it does involve the UK.

It’s UK Longitudinal and is the name of the platform that underpins the Mini. It’s also beneath the BMW X2 and the 2 Series Active Tourer which is no longer in SA. ..

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